What Does Post-Decree Mean in Illinois?

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What Does Post-Decree Mean in Illinois?

Elgin Family Law Attorneys Explain Divorce Law Terms

A post-decree is essentially when the judge officially signs and grants you and your spouse a Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. At Pucci Pirtle, we have a group of attorneys that can help define all of these terms being given to you that you may not understand.

If you need to make any changes prior to finalization such as evaluations, mediation, or in the drafting of the Dissolution of Marriage, etc., this is called pre-decree. Understanding the difference will help any potential miscommunications with your representation down the line. Even though the judgment has been made, there are aspects of the judgment that can still be modified. These include parenting time, child support, or even maintenance in certain cases. All that this exception means is that if you were to request changes to one of these areas, it would be considered a post-decree matter.

When making that request, the court in which you and your spouse had your divorce retains jurisdiction to enforce terms of the original judgment. This means that if your spouse was not following the judgment terms that you both were given, then this is a post-decree case where you can find representation to settle any changes that may need to be made.

Contact Our Elgin Divorce Attorneys

Our law team at Pucci Pirtle, LLC is here to answer any of your questions in regards to the divorce process. Please contact us so that we can schedule a free consultation to see if we can be the perfect fit for your case. We serve clients in Geneva, Algonquin, Huntley, Crystal Lake, and throughout Kane, McHenry, and DuPage counties. Specifically, we have 3 different office locations where you can reach us in order to set up your appointment. The numbers to our 3 offices are listed below, and we look forward to helping you.

  • Elgin Office: 847-426-1866
  • St. Charles Office: 630-945-8807
  • Algonquin Office: 224-249-3200
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